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Burston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Burston in Buckinghamshire Norfolk and Staffordshire which have different origins. The Buckinghamshire placename is from an Old English personal name Briddel + Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’; the place in Norfolk is named with Old English byrst ‘rough ground landslip’ + tūn ‘farmstead’; the Staffordshire placename has the same second element the first being the Old English personal name Burgwine or Burgwulf. English: from the Middle English personal name Burstan Burston (Old English Burgstān from burg ‘fortress’ + stān ‘stone’). Americanized form of Jewish Burstein (see Bernstein ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hurston, Durston, Harston, Buxton, Burton, Beaston, Ruston, Cureton

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Where is the Burston family from?

You can see how Burston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burston families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Burston family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Burston's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Burston families in 1840.
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What did your Burston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Burston. 31% of Burston men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Burston women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burston were Lawyer and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Lawyer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Cook
    17%
  • Laundress
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Burston. For the veterans among your Burston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burston lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Burston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Burston in 1941 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

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